Is wearing a poncho a risky move for you? Ponchos create a unique silhouette and often – not always – don bold native prints and geometric prints. This can make them a little bit intimidating to wear if you aren’t sure how to style them. With a few style tips from Murdoch’s clothing managers, you’ll be in-the-know with this fashion trend in no time!
Check out these style tips for a poncho this winter, by Murdoch’s clothing team members in various store locations. This is how we do it…
Basic to Beautiful
Let’s start with a basic poncho. We love this lightweight one because it has a neutral pallet and cute cut-out details. As is, it lacks color and shape. Here’s how our team in Parker, Colorado, spruced it up: a blast of color and print in the dress, a big belt to accent the waistline, a neutral tall boot to anchor it, and a medium-weight necklace to dress it all up.
Style tip to get the look: Don’t rely on a neutral poncho to complete an outfit. It’s great for adding texture, but you still have to add color and visual interest.
We want to make this strong pattern really come alive by adding some structure to the base layer. It starts with a throw-back tailored shirt and classic western belt. A chunky turquoise necklace compliments the shirt details. Whiskered skinny jeans and a pair of Ariat fringe boots pull this look into the modern realm. This unconventional outfit scores another 10 from the Parker crew.
Style tip to get the look: Contrast an unstructured poncho with a tailored top.
Aztec Double Check
Murdoch’s team in Cheyenne went a different route with our Aztec poncho. They pulled the basic gray and black out of the poncho and made them her base palette. She chose comfy leggings and a no-frills tee, saving her style punches for accessories. Gray boots, a wide belt, black metallic bangles, and an attention-grabbing necklace add finishing touches that polish this western outfit.
Style tip to get the look: If you go basic with your shirt and pants, go big with your accessories.
A white T-shirt and jeans is one way to go. A pair of darling red boots is another! The Murdoch’s Cheyenne store shows us how to dress up a poncho in black denim skinny jeans (aka the western version of a little black dress) and red boots.
Style tip to get the look: Find a color within the print and play it up.
A few quick links over to items that we mentioned accompany ponchos well.